Buckskin Mine

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-PBRMines}}Buckskin Mine is a coal mine in Wyoming, United States.

Location

The map below shows the location of the mine, near Gillette, in Campbell county, Wyoming.

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Background

Buckskin Mine is a surface coal mining operation in Campbell County, Wyoming, operated by Kiewit Mining Group and owned by Kiewit Peter Sons.

As of May 2010, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is considering issuing a coal lease to Kiewit Mining to extend the life of the mine. The consideration is the result of a March 24, 2006, application made by Kiewit Mining Properties, Inc. to lease the Federal coal in the Hay Creek II Tract, northwest of the Buckskin Mine and approximately 12 miles north of Gillette, Wyoming. The Hay Creek II Tract contains 419.04 acres, and Kiewit estimates that the current tract includes approximately 54.1 million tons of recoverable coal.[1]

In the mid-2010's, the mine's production began declining dramatically — and along with it the mine's employment, which went from 365 in 2012 to 177 in March 2016.[2] The mine's recoverable reserves were at 344 million tons in 2008; with production of 13–26 million tons per year since then, the mine is likely reaching the end of its lifetime.[3]

Mine Data

  • MSHA ID: 4801200
  • Operator: Kiewit Mining Group
  • Controller: Kiewit Peter Sons' Inc
  • Union:
  • County: Campbell
  • State: WY
  • Latitude: 44.4742
  • Longitude: -105.5395
  • 2007 Production (short tons): 25,268,145
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Mining Method: Surface
  • Mine Status: Active
  • Average No. of Employees: 253

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